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Credit unions honored with International Credit Union Day proclamation

by Christine Henzig, Director of Communications Oct 18, 2018

ICU Day ProclamationGovernor Scott Walker proclaimed Thursday, October 18 Credit Union Day in Wisconsin, honoring credit unions for a job well done!

What

A proclamation from the Governor's Office praised Wisconsin credit unions for:

  • their structure, enabling them to help families and communities through REAL Solutions®
  • offering more than 678,000 hours of free financial counseling last year, helping strengthen Wisconsin citizens' finances
  • Working to teach students to save through more than 100 in-school branches, and helping families and small businesses through affordable loans.

Wisconsin credit unions' statewide impact is detailed in the Scorecard.

When

International Credit Union Day, October 18 is held annually on the third Thursday in October.

Why

It's an occasion that honors credit unions for the unique role they play in the financial services marketplace - a Movement of people who believe in the shared ideal of putting people above profit.

We celebrate credit unions' successful history as well as their impact locally, nationally and globally 

As member-owned financial cooperatives, credit unions preserve for consumers a source of financial self-help so they can primarily benefit themselves and their communities instead of a small group of stockholders.

More Information

Read about the $5,000 Grand Prize Winner - announced on International Credit Union Day - as part of Wisconsin credit unions' Saver's Sweepstakes.

Video and photos from the event are on The League's Facebook page, along with a series of posts from International Credit Union Day touting credit unions' achievements noted in the Scorecard.

International Credit Union Day Proclamation


(L to R) Showing off a Governor's proclamation declaring Oct. 18 Credit Union Day in Wisconsin, were: Tara Krejcarek, League VP of Strategic Partnerships; Kurt Johnson, Educators Credit Union CFO; Van Wanggaard, state Senator; a Saver's Sweepstakes prize winner; Shannon Huot, Educators Credit Union SVP Marketing; Sarah Wainscott, League VP of Government Affairs; and Greg Reiman, DFI Assistant Deputy Secretary. 


Wisconsin credit unions come together as a single League to Unite for Good; we remove barriers, increase awareness and foster service excellence. All of these steps help more Americans to see credit unions as their best financial partner and regard their credit union as their primary financial institution. Read more articles in our Unite for Good series.

 

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